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Chayote vs Jalapeño - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chayote and Jalapeño different?

  • Chayote has more Folate, Copper, and Zinc, however Jalapeño is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Vitamin K, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B3.
  • Jalapeño covers your daily need of Vitamin C 123% more than Chayote.
  • Chayote has 5 times more Zinc than Jalapeño. Chayote has 0.74mg of Zinc, while Jalapeño has 0.14mg.

Chayote, fruit, raw and Peppers, jalapeno, raw types were used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +167.4%
Contains more Zinc +428.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Potassium +98.4%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 22% 11% 16% 4% 12% 1%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +167.4%
Contains more Zinc +428.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Potassium +98.4%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Folate +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +1440.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +172.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +451.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +351.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 0% 3% 0% 7% 7% 9% 15% 18% 0% 11% 70%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 396% 65% 72% 0% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 0% 47% 21%
Contains more Folate +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +1440.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +172.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +451.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +351.2%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
14
Chayote
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
10
Jalapeño

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
5%
Chayote
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
1%
Chayote
2%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chayote Jalapeño
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Chayote Jalapeño
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.46g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.064g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Jalapeño Opinion
Calories 19 29 Jalapeño
Protein 0.82 0.91 Jalapeño
Fats 0.13 0.37 Jalapeño
Vitamin C 7.7 118.6 Jalapeño
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 3.700000047683716 Jalapeño
Carbs 4.51 6.5 Jalapeño
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.25 Chayote
Calcium 17 12 Chayote
Potassium 125 248 Jalapeño
Magnesium 12 15 Jalapeño
Sugar 1.66 4.12 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 2.8 Jalapeño
Copper 0.123 0.046 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.14 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 18 26 Jalapeño
Sodium 2 3 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 1078 Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0.12 3.58 Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.04 Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.07 Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 0.47 1.28 Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.315 Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.419 Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 18.5 Jalapeño
Folate 93 27 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.092 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.029 Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.112 Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.011 Chayote
Threonine 0.04 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 Chayote
Leucine 0.077 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 Chayote
Methionine 0.001 Chayote
Phenylalanine 0.047 Chayote
Valine 0.063 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 Chayote
Fructose 2.63 Jalapeño

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chayote - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170402/nutrients
  2. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.